SAME Camps

MENTOR, ASSISTANT MENTOR, SQUAD LEADERS
& STAFF APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS


Mentor/Staff Applications have closed for the 2019 camp season. Please email Eddie Gonzalez, Camps Program Manager, at egonzalez@same.org to be notified when the 2020 applications are available.


Be a Camp Mentor or Camp Staff

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) annual STEM Engineering & Construction Camps offer Young Members, Non-commissioned Officers, teachers, strategic partner staff, and individuals with a STEM background a valuable opportunity to support tomorrow’s leaders and STEM professionals.

The success of the SAME camp program depends on the experience and talents contributed by the staff, cadets, college students, and other volunteers that come from our many SAME Posts and partner organizations. They fill critical mentor and staff roles.

As part of the 2019 camp season, SAME is recruiting candidates for the following positions:

  • Mentors – 8-20 per camp
  • Assistant Mentor/Squad Leaders - 4 to 10 per camp
  • Support Loggies – 3 to 10 per camp
  • Staff – 3 to 10 per camp

The 2019 E&C camps are:

(Mentors should plan on arriving a day or two before the camp starts for orientation.)

US Army Engineering and Construction Camp
US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS
June 9 – 15, 2019
Henry A Dulaney, Camp Director, email: henry.a.dulaney@usace.army.mil

US Air Force Academy Engineering and Construction Camp
Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
June 26 – July 2, 2019
Scott Prosuch, Camp Director, email: scott.prosuch@tetratech.com
Monica Kent, Senior Mentor, email: mkent@Huitt-Zollars.com

US Air Force Engineering and Construction Camp
Scott Air Force Base, Scott AFB, IL
July 15 – 20, 2019
Nicole R Gunyon, Camp Director, email: nicole.gunyon@us.af.mil

US Marine Corps STEM Engineering and Construction Camp
Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
June 23 – 29, 2019
Joe Angell, Camp Director, email: jangell@acg-pa.com

US Navy STEM Engineering and Construction Camp
Naval Construction Battalion Center, Port Hueneme, CA
June 23 – 29, 2019
Allison J Cantu, Camp Director, email: allison.cantu@navy.mil

Mentors, Assistant Mentors, & Squad Leaders

Mentors, Assistant Mentors, and Squad Leaders spend the week at a camp working with outstanding high school students from around the world. These individuals are assigned to groups of students to help guide, train, educate, coach, lead, and mentor the campers through each day’s activities. Mentors and their assistants will work with the staff and students from first call in the morning until lights out and be with the campers 24 hours per day for the week of the camp. Additionally, mentors and their assistants are asked to stay in contact with their campers after the camp is over, continue in the mentoring process, and assist in guiding the student in their future academic and professional choices.

Support Loggies

Loggies spend the week working to provide the logistical materials and supplies for all camp activities. They serve as back up support for the mentors, assistant mentors and Squad Leaders.

Criteria for Mentors:

  1. Ideally a SAME member, or member of another professional organization, sustaining member or strategic partner staff, or a teacher with a STEM background
  2. Valid driver’s license
  3. Must be able to successfully pass background check
  4. Record of active participation in SAME or another organization.
  5. Obtain an endorsement from the organization sponsoring you, such as the Post President, Post STEM Coordinator, or a Fellow of your SAME Post or another leader in your organization.
  6. Have experience in mentoring/coaching young students
  7. Committed to attending the entire week-long camp and being FULLY engaged (mentors and flight commanders are encouraged to minimize distractions from mobile devices, emails, phone calls, etc.)
  8. Experienced and working in the STEM field, including teachers – we encourage a very broad and diverse set of STEM backgrounds to provide better exposure for the campers
  9. Be physically fit – you will be on your feet much of the day

 Criteria for Assistant Mentors, Squad Leaders, and Support Loggies: 

  1. Have experience in mentoring/coaching young people
  2. Available for the duration of the camp
  3. Be physically fit – you will be on your feet most all day

 In addition, to apply for a position at the Air Force Academy camp, you must be:

  1. College student in a STEM major
  2. Enrolled in a ROTC program (preferred but not required)

Staff Positions

Some camps need individuals to support the camp in a staff or leadership role. Positions include:

  • Event Leaders — Lead an event by providing basic instruction, guidance and feedback on the unit'’ execution of the event.
  • Logistics, transportation, curriculum assistant, first aid

 Criteria for Staff Positions 

  1. Ideally a SAME member, or member of another professional organization, sustaining member or strategic partner staff, or a teacher with a STEM background
  2. Record of active participation in SAME or another organization.
  3. Valid driver’s license
  4. Must be able to successfully pass background check
  5. Obtain an endorsement from the organization sponsoring you, such as the Post President or a Fellow of your SAME Post or another leader in your organization
  6. Have experience in volunteering or working in a camp environment.
  7. Committed to attending the entire week-long camp and being FULLY engaged (staff are encouraged to minimize distractions from mobile devices, emails, phone calls, etc.)
  8. Experienced and working in the STEM field, including teachers – we encourage a very broad and diverse set of STEM backgrounds to provide better exposure for the campers
  9. Be physically fit – you will be on your feet much of the day. Those engaged as logistics support should be able to occasionally lift 50 lbs.

 

Application Process (Deadline to Submit: May 15, 2019) 

  1. Submit an application using the link below. You’ll be asked to list the positions that interest you and your camp preference.
  2. Completed applications will be forwarded to the individual camp directors who will make the final selections.
  3. Camp directors will contact the selected applicants to coordinate travel instructions and go over roles and responsibilities.

Mentor/Staff Application is now open.

If you would like to be notified when it is available, email Eddie Gonzalez, SAME Program Manager, at egonzalez@same.org.


Need help? Contact member@same.org


PLEASE NOTE: Mentors/Assistant Mentors/Squad Leaders/Loggies are encouraged to ask their sponsoring Post, organization, or firm to fully support or mitigate their transportation cost. (Most Posts can sponsor a camp mentor using their Education & Mentoring funds.) Send us a note if you have questions on whom to approach or connect with at a Post.